Sometimes all you need to recharge is a good vacation, but sometimes a dream trip can turn into a nightmare, too. That’s the premise behind Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn’s new comedy. The pair play a mother and daughter on the run — who manage to do a little bonding along the way.
Schumer and Hawn go on the vacation of a lifetime in “Snatched,” but it doesn’t take long before things really go south.
Amy Schumer (as Emily Middleton): “Oh, my God. We’ve been Liam Neeson-taken!”
The pair are kidnapped and held for ransom.
Goldie Hawn: “It’s funny and fun and crazy but it has a grounded center, and that is, how do we heal our relationship with our mothers?”
The film mixes comedy with a message about family and being true to yourself.
Amy Schumer: “Goldie did help develop the script. Once we got together, we were like, ‘What are we saying with this moment?’ And I think we wanted to comment on social media and how everybody wants to put out this other version of themselves that looks like they’re doing great.”
After some mother-daughter bonding, the duo make a daring escape. Back in the States, a concerned family member, played by Ike Barinholtz, tries to help.
Ike Barinholtz: “I was so excited to be teamed up with Goldie Hawn, and then I was told that part was going to be Schumer, and I was like, ‘OK, I get it, I get it.”
“Snatched” is Goldie Hawn’s first appearance in a film in 15 years. She says working with Amy was the key to her comeback.
Goldie Hawn: “Every scene that was written and on the page got better. We brought stuff, you know, we brought ideas. We grew it together.”
Amy Schumer: “We figured it out together.”
“Snatched” sneaks into theaters on Friday, May 12.
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